Nominated for John Cassavetes Award
John Cassavetes Award given to the best feature made for under $500,000; award given to the writer, director and producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.
Writer/Director: Merawi Gerima
Residue chronicles aspiring filmmaker Jay (Nwachukwu) who returns to his native Washington, D.C. to find his old neighborhood is gentrified beyond recognition. Dealing with alienation from his friends, troubled by the disappearance of a loved one and unsure of his place in this new community, Jay confronts issues of identity, isolation and loss on a tumultuous personal journey.